Dealing with Moth Infestations | Green Home Pest Control
Moths tend to show up at the most inconvenient moment. Looking for some helpful tips on how to get rid of them yourself?
Here are a few to get you started.
Check your screens. This might be obvious to some, but you’d be surprised how many don’t do this. During the cold and winter months, your screens often become damaged. Depending on the weather, there are going to be some holes. As the spring and summer months approach, those moths are going to sneak in. Don’t let this happen, spend a little time and patch up your screens.
Turn your outside lights off. This serves two purposes. It will reduce the electrical bill and it’ll also keep moths away. If you leave the light on, it’s an open invitation. You are basically telling the bugs to come in and play. Moths and other bugs are attracted to the light. You’ll be killing two birds with one stone.
If you’re having problems with moths getting inside despite your best efforts, you can try the soapy water bowl trick. Add some dish soap to a large bowl. Place it under a lamp or light fixture. The moths will come right to the bowl and dance around in the water. If you have hundreds of moths, this is not going to work. If you only have a few moths here and there, then this is pretty effective.
Use aromatherapy oils. There are not only good helping your home smell better, but do a good job of repelling moths and other bugs. Clove and cedar work quite well, as do peppermint and lavender. Just spray the scent in your home or apartment. Do this in the heavily populated areas. The scent will keep the moths away. If you start early in to moth season then you’ll have a pretty effective “smell” barrier to keep them away.
Of course there are many pest control issues that affect residents of Mesa, Gilbert, and the Phoenix area. For more tips on Phoenix pest control take a look at www.greenhomepest.com/blog or contact Green Home Pest Control.
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